Likewise the Bittern can be quite elusive, especially as there are no visible channels for it to feed and be observed. When the reeds are cleared to enable viewing, it would be more effective if water channels were dug in. This would prevent the new growth spreading too quickly and would allow for the viewing of birds such as the Water Rail and Bittern.
My first Skua of the year and this dark phase Arctic Tern has been lingering in the bay for most of the week.
Grass-of-Parnassus A beautiful flower showing some amazing detail in the arrangement of the stamen. At first I thought this small area had very few plants, however, they flower late and a subsequent visit proved there to be more than twenty plants.
Field Digger Wasp (I think) carrying Diptera sp? into its nest hole.
Whinchats still arriving on the coast. After seeing none this spring it has been a joy to see so many juveniles.
Curlew Sandpiper but where are the Spotted Redshanks?
Returning Caspian Gull, Amble Harbour